Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929, Cheekwood is one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate. Since being converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens, and an historic estate unlike anything else. Enjoy a stroll along a 1.5-mile woodland sculpture trail or a meandering walk through 13 distinct gardens with an array of horticultural displays. Don’t miss the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden designed for the young and young at heart. The Children’s Garden is a safe place for all to enjoy, whether through play and discovery or a peaceful moment on a garden bench. The ever-popular TRAINS! exhibit, located in the Turner Seasons Garden, appeals to visitors young and old. It features a train depot playhouse inspired by The Little Engine That Could, a walking bridge, interactive sounds, children’s tunnel, and dioramas of miniature worlds. Cheekwood’s beloved Tots! program welcomes little ones to learn more about plants in the garden and the art on the gallery walls with hands-on activities and storytime. Kids ages 5–14 can explore the gardens and make their own masterpieces each summer during Summer Camp. Visitors enjoy programming for all ages and year-round festivals celebrating the four seasons. From 250,000 blooming bulbs in the spring to one mile of holiday lights in the winter, there’s always something to see at Cheekwood.
Cheekwood is located just 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville at 1200 Forrest Park Drive.
Daily hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission to Cheekwood must be purchased in advance at cheekwood.org.
For further information, call 615-356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org.